Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 06, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I tried these tablets as an alternative to Jarrow's methyl B-12, as I'd read somewhere that this form of the vitamin absorbs less mercury from amalgams into the bloodstream. As I suffer from chronic lyme disease (also diagnosed with severe M.E) for which heavy metal poisoning is part of the problem, I thought this would be a good idea at the time. However, I did not reckon on the sorbitol they contain to be a problem. But since using them more frequently I've noticed an increase in candida symptoms (yeast infection, which I haven't had for years), which we lymies and M.E./CFS people are prone to if we ingest anything too sweet. I've since found that sorbitol, like many other sweeteners, is contraindicated for people with my condition, and precipitates the increase in lyme bacteria as well, as they love the acid environment it produces. So beware if this is you. To be fair, I did notice a slight increase in energy after taking them, and I do think the added folic acid, with which it works together, is a good thing. So it's probably a good one to take if you aren't prone to candida or have lyme disease/CFS/M.E, but I wouldn't advise you take this product if you have these conditions or have ever experienced candida/fungal flare-ups before.
I've been taking this product for a while now and it has totally put a stop to the benign breast lump I had which kept recurring over the years and turned out to be a cyst. Gone. Also my skin is very soft which i put down to EPO. I like this product as it also doesn't contain any soya derivatives.
I take this to keep my liver healthier and to aid detoxification. I also take it as it is said to kill some pathogens and infections in the blood such as the elementary bodies and spores of cpn - chlamydia pneumoniae bacteria - which I have in my blood, one of the causes/consequences of my m.e., and helps keep it cleaner.
I have severe m.e. and this has helped me enormously over the years just giving me an extra boost when I'm flagging. Just a word of warning, I have taken a lot of these over the years but suffered from tooth erosion and decay at the roots just under the edges of the gums where I held the tablets sublingually. I believe this is to do with the citric acid in the tablets, which although it doesn't contain sugar the citric acid can cause erosion of the enamel.
I believe this product keeps my bones and heart strong. Good balance of calcium to magnesium and easily absorbed.
I started taking this to help control my blood sugar levels. So far it seems to be working!
Lovely refreshing smell like sherbert lemons! Unfortunately the product arrived with the top not screwed down properly and some of the oil had leaked out and around the bottle in transit, so hopefully iherb will ensure they check the tops before dispatching them next time. But for this I would ave given 5 stars as the product seems great.
I like this product because it doesn't contain any soya oil, but still very bioavailable in olive oil base. Good dosage too. I top up one of these per day with two 2000 iu doses which I take with calcium and magnesium. I believe it keeps my bones strong and stops me catching colds and other infections.
I have been using this product for a while now and have had no problems. Great if you can't tolerate oil or soya.
I take this product to help with chronic fatigue. so far it's hard to tell if it's helping any as I'm taking lots of other supplements, but I haven't had any problems with it.
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